Sermon Discussion Questions

Sermon Discussion Questions from the weekend of 1/5-6:

  1. Pastor Randy said how loving our God is by creating seasons, years, months, etc.  How do you feel life would be if life were one, tedious long day?
  2. The world is a dangerous place and we never know if one wrong move could bring our end…cancer for instance.  Do you see the world as a dangerous place? Why or why not?
  3. Pastor Randy said control is impossible to attain yet we often feel we need to control to feel safe.  This just causes insanity. Have you ever felt the insanity that control produces? When and how?
  4. How did God mean for the world to be?  Like Eden? Like Heaven?
  5. God plans to restore Eden with heaven but in-between is a mess. How can we experience Heaven here on earth between Eden and Heaven?
  6. Pastor Randy quoted Rick Warren when he said, “God has given us the capacity that animals do not have”.  A chance to be with God and enjoy life with Him. Can you give examples of enjoying life with God?
  7. When God created, He said it was good.  But when He created man, He said it was very good.  Why do you think that is?
  8. In Genesis 2:8, God planted a garden for us.  Can you imagine a garden with no weeds, pests or need for weed killer?
  9. In the garden, the serpent said to Eve, “Did God really say you cannot eat from the tree of knowledge?”.  His question implied that God could not be trusted. Do you have an area in your life where you have trouble trusting God?  Why do you think that is?
  10. Eve ate of the fruit first but scripture calls this incident Adam’s sin.  Why do you think that is?
  11. Peter said, “Give God your cares because He cares for you.”  Do you find this easier to say than do?
  12. Pastor Randy’s answer to our need to control which is usually triggered by fear, is to respond to fear with faith in God.  What do you believe that looks like?